Garden Bounty ~ Week Ending 8/23/14

It’s getting towards the end of August, but the heat continues – and so do my not-so-big harvests. At least my plants are surviving and trying to produce for me. This past week, I harvested a half pound of tomatoes (I do have flowers again, so that’s hopeful), 4 pounds of peppers, 4.5 pounds of melons, 4.5 pounds of pumpkins, 1.5 pounds of winter squash, and a half pound of raspberries. Take a look.

The produce identification is listed from the top of the picture, clockwise.

HARVEST AUGUST 17:

Not a bad haul for the day. My green bell peppers are small because of the heat.

Pepperoncini, Emerald Giant green bell peppers, jalapenos,

Pepperoncini, Emerald Giant green bell peppers, jalapenos, Wisconsin tomatoes (fell off the vine), rich sweetness melons, lemon drop peppers, mini red bell pepper. In the center: cubanelle peppers & fish peppers.

HARVEST AUGUST 19:

Not much was ready to harvest today, but I did get a full ramekin of raspberries.

Red bell peppers, lemon drop peppers, fish pepper, pepperoncini, jalapenos, Caroline raspberries

Red bell peppers, lemon drop peppers, fish pepper, pepperoncini, cayenne peppers, Caroline raspberries

HARVEST AUGUST 22:

I harvested my first pumpkins! I’ve tried for 3 years to grow pumpkins, and I finally found a variety that grows well in our hot summers.

Seminole pumpkins

Seminole pumpkins

My raspberry harvest has already outgrown the ramekin. It will soon outgrow this miniature bucket with all the flowers and fruit on the canes. I already have a container full in the freezer for raspberry preserves.

Caroline raspberries

Caroline raspberries

This was quite the harvest day. Only thing missing is tomatoes.

Emerald Giant green bell peppers, early moonbeam watermelon, rich sweetness melon, red bell pepper, fish peppers, mini yellow stuffing peppers, cayenne peppers, jalapenos, pepperoncini, black futsu squash. In the center: lemon drop peppers

Emerald Giant green bell peppers, early moonbeam watermelon, rich sweetness melon, red bell pepper, fish peppers, mini yellow stuffing peppers, cayenne peppers, jalapenos, pepperoncini, black futsu squash. In the center: lemon drop peppers

What are you harvesting in your garden?

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